American Studies

Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine Inter/Nationalism Decolonizing Native America and Palestine Steven Salaita 2016 Fall
Connecting the scholarship and activism of Indigenous America and Palestine
Downed by Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling Downed by Friendly Fire Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling Signithia Fordham 2016 Fall
Rehabilitating the meaning of gender-specific violence
Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State Brown Threat Identification in the Security State Kumarini Silva 2016 Fall
Revealing a post-9/11 America in which a dubious identity concept has become a dragnet for the “deviant”
First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles First Strike Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles Damien M. Sojoyner 2016 Fall
Challenging perceptions of schooling and prison through the lens of America’s most populous state
For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State Erica R. Meiners 2016 Fall
Centering on the child in the struggle to dismantle America’s carceral state
Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Beautiful Wasteland The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Rebecca J. Kinney 2016 Fall
What is the “new Detroit” that everyone keeps talking about?
Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston Restaurant Republic The Rise of Public Dining in Boston 2016 Fall
From plain food to luxury dining— the rise of eating out in the early Republic
The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 The Interface IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 John Harwood 2016 Fall
How a cast of superstars at IBM altered the face of corporate culture and design in America
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life The Slumbering Masses Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2016 Fall
An eye-opening look at why a “good night’s sleep” might be anything but
Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.
Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Human Programming Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Scott Selisker 2016 Fall
The first cultural history of the idea of the programmable mind in U.S. culture, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego The Servant Class City Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego David J. Karjanen 2016 Fall
Exposes a dark side of the sunny city that has enticed workers and tourists for decades
Dharma Lion: A Biography of Allen Ginsberg Dharma Lion A Biography of Allen Ginsberg Michael Schumacher 2016 Spring
The expansive, authoritative biography of a Beat Generation leader—now with two new chapters
The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota’s Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux The Fighting Frenchman Minnesota’s Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux 2016 Spring
He battled boxing’s elite, but the real story lies in the way this Minnesota Rocky lived
Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance Farm Worker Futurism Speculative Technologies of Resistance Curtis Márez 2016 Spring
How one of America’s key social movements led the way in using new media for justice
Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues Murray Talks Music Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues Albert Murray 2016 Spring
Rare and previously unpublished work from an influential critic, cultural theorist, and champion of jazz
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Blood Sugar Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2016 Spring
How contemporary biomedicine has shaped race and racism as America’s health disparities increase
DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services DIY Detroit Making Do in a City without Services Kimberley Kinder 2016 Spring
When public services fail, neighbors step in to keep a city alive
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life John Vassos Industrial Design for Modern Life Danielle Shapiro 2016 Spring
The first biography of a renowned industrial designer and illustrator who shaped the look of modern technology